Advanced Weeklong Nonfiction Workshop: Excavation with Andre Dubus III

$1,180.00 Members
$1,330.00 Non-members

Tuition includes an orientation before class starts, five workshop sessions, a one-on-one meeting with the instructor, breakfast and coffee on workshop days, all lunchtime business panels, tickets to the opening and closing parties, a digital one-year subscription to The Sun magazine, and discounted rates at local hotels. 

In this workshop, we’ll learn to replace outlines and overplanning with the search for your remembered story through an honest excavation of the fragments that have never left you. This is highly subjective material, but it’s where your individual and experiential truths lie. Do this, and the heft and shape (and themes) of your tale will begin to reveal themselves, without any rigid control from the godly, intelligent, well-read, and ambitious author. But how, precisely, does one go about this “excavation”? And how, technically speaking, can we ignite a memoir into writing itself? We’ll seek to demystify those writerly tools and skills that time and time again, if they are sharp enough, and if the writer can summon enough daily faith and nerve, can penetrate the mystery of the story itself, your story in this case. Workshop will focus on nonfiction readings, but fiction writers interested in autobiographical elements or autofiction are also welcome.

Accepted participants will submit up to 20 pages by May 15, and will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Andre during the week of class.

Instructor: Andre Dubus III Learn More


Jun 12, 2023 9:00am - 11:30amJun 13, 2023 9:00am - 11:30amJun 14, 2023 9:00am - 11:30amJun 15, 2023 9:00am - 11:30amJun 16, 2023 9:00am - 11:30am